Live in Dublin Sound

This section is dedicated to the new studio album and the Dublin concert video
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Re: Live in Dublin Sound

Postby Bennyboy » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:48 pm

I am listening as I type, and through these headphones it sounds superb - rich and atmospheric and nuanced. Don't know what you're moaning about.
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Re: Live in Dublin Sound

Postby musicmania » Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:37 pm

I'm having my first listen to the CD's and like the DVD, the sound is amazing.
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Re: Live in Dublin Sound

Postby JudasPriest » Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:58 pm

I've listened to the digital release properly now and have largely been won over by it. I still prefer the SFTR mix a tad but overall this is working just fine for me and my earlier fears based on those flawed preview versions have been pretty much erased. Between this and PP, it's been a great year for Leonard fans.
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Re: Live in Dublin Sound

Postby susanne30072009 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:57 pm

I really think this is a much better Quality than "Live in Lindon"... but now I "compare" the "Live in Dublin"-DVD with the BLUERAY "one to one"... and the difference of the Quality is realy great! I mean, the DVD is very good, really. But with the BLUERAY-Disc you will have the "closest thing to the reality". I could not believe it in the beginning, but it is just great, what the new technique can do! And for the same Price for once... well done! It is "sharp" like a "razor-blade".... I love this disc! Even the colours are just better in a way.... it blows me away. Great, a Must have, really!
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Re: Live in Dublin Sound

Postby LenMaster » Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:55 pm

The sound on the dvd is amazing, stellar. I am impressed.
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Re: Live in Dublin Sound

Postby astranger » Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:38 pm

Still waiting for my physical copy to be delivered, but listening to it on my phone via Spotify and it sounds superb!
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Re: Live in Dublin Sound

Postby amcgee » Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:48 pm

Hi

I have all his Live albums and have always being a bigger fan of live records more than his studio albums. I bought the live in Dublin album last friday and in my opinion it is the worst produced album i have ever heard. I am no music producer opr expert, but compared to the live in london and others, it is appalling, first album i could honestly say that i am tempted to bring back. I listened to a good view clips from youtube for those concerts and they sound better
Maybe the dvd are better, but the sound and the way it was produced just not to my liking.
Just my opinion. I really enjoyed his last studio album, popular problems, so 1 out of two aint too bad. but i think Cohen needs to stop releasing live albums which in reality are the same as before, i remember saying the same thing for live in london. But live in London is one of my favourite albums. Live in Dublin unfortunately will be gathering dust
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Re: Live in Dublin Sound

Postby songwriter » Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:39 pm

amcgee wrote:Hi

I have all his Live albums and have always being a bigger fan of live records more than his studio albums. I bought the live in Dublin album last friday and in my opinion it is the worst produced album i have ever heard. I am no music producer opr expert, but compared to the live in london and others, it is appalling, first album i could honestly say that i am tempted to bring back. I listened to a good view clips from youtube for those concerts and they sound better
Maybe the dvd are better, but the sound and the way it was produced just not to my liking.
Just my opinion. I really enjoyed his last studio album, popular problems, so 1 out of two aint too bad. but i think Cohen needs to stop releasing live albums which in reality are the same as before, i remember saying the same thing for live in london. But live in London is one of my favourite albums. Live in Dublin unfortunately will be gathering dust
one unhappy Cohen fan

I agree.

the live in london album is superior in every way, which is a shame as I much preferred the songs without dino when I saw the tours live.

Bitterly disappointing.
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Re: Live in Dublin Sound

Postby Franks » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:27 pm

I agree. The Live in Dublin album is a poor mix that does not compare to Live in London. It lacks depth and dynamics.
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Re: Live in Dublin Sound

Postby beatingthelilies » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:52 am

I'm rather enjoying this release. For those of you with surround sound capabilities, check out your rear speakers while the video is played in surround sound. It sounds almost (almost) like a completely different concert to me. Maybe like an audience recording has been mixed in with the official soundboard.

Edit: How amazing is Alexandra Leaving with Sharon Robinson on vocals?! This is one of my favorite LC songs and she has truly made it her own. They really do make a great team. Here's to another pairing of the 2 in the studio someday soon :-)
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Re: Live in Dublin Sound

Postby Cheshire gal » Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:52 am

I received my discs yesterday and have watched the concert twice. I think it is really wonderful, both visuals and sound are perfect. I have always loved Live in London, but now am torn to say which one is better.

It is Leonard at his best. I just wish there had been a Live concert made for each year of this past tour.
Thank you Leonard for this very fine concert. 8) :D
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Re: Live in Dublin Sound

Postby songwriter » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:59 am

Cheshire gal wrote:
It is Leonard at his best.

That's really interesting. I always think Leonard around the time of Live in Isle of Wight is him at this best. I love the current Leonard, but I do believe his absolute peak was many decades ago.

Just my humble opinion of course.
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Re: Live in Dublin Sound

Postby Mooch » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:33 pm

Add me to the list of dissenters. However for me it isn't necessarily a mix thing but I find the vocals flat and raspy and the band sounds tired. I have seen every tour of the last few years and was at Brighton a few days before the Dublin recording. There Leonard's voice was mellifluous and strong the band were as sharp as cold razor blades. I am afraid this is one off night, at times almost Karaoke. Not worth documenting . I would much prefer a 'Songs of the road' approach culling the best performances across the board. But can't see that happening. Sorry
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Re: Live in Dublin Sound

Postby Athnuachan » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:34 pm

Bennyboy wrote:I am listening as I type, and through these headphones it sounds superb - rich and atmospheric and nuanced. Don't know what you're moaning about.
Well said, Bennyboy.
There will always be a few who like to claim superior technical knowledge and will complain about ANYTHING released.
Fine. They are entitled to their opinion.
My opinion is that this is excellent.

I have spent two blissful evenings watching the DVD, one on an old TV and DVD player, the other on a modern combo.
Both made me very happy. (Better sound on the first, better picture on the second - of course it will vary depending on the equipment on which you play it. )

Nothing can ever equal the bliss of actually being there that night, ( the joyful audience participation in the encores is not audible on the DVD , which will please some! ) but this comes as close as possible. With a bonus - then there was the feeling that this is wonderful but it is passing, now here it is preserved on disc to be enjoyed again and again! We are so lucky.

Thank you to all involved.
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Re: Live in Dublin Sound

Postby songwriter » Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:48 pm

Mooch wrote:Add me to the list of dissenters. However for me it isn't necessarily a mix thing but I find the vocals flat and raspy and the band sounds tired. I have seen every tour of the last few years and was at Brighton a few days before the Dublin recording. There Leonard's voice was mellifluous and strong the band were as sharp as cold razor blades. I am afraid this is one off night, at times almost Karaoke. Not worth documenting . I would much prefer a 'Songs of the road' approach culling the best performances across the board. But can't see that happening. Sorry

I am not sure about this sir. Many people from this forum attended this very gig and certainly did not report an off night.

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